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Forum: General Techniques 11-24-2012, 09:40 PM
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Im not sure what to make of this beer. My...

Im not sure what to make of this beer. My brothers like it, but im not drinking it.

I tried to take it offline and the protesting began. Oh well.
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RJS
Good question. I did not due to being so used to...

Good question. I did not due to being so used to the same numbers every week (i brew every week), i sort of skip some steps after so many repeats. My PH meter probably has some dust on it.

The...
Forum: General Techniques 11-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RJS
Actually, i mashed before going to work and...

Actually, i mashed before going to work and finished brewing later. So, the mash was about 4 hours, luckily the Coleman Extreme has 0 heat loss
Forum: General Techniques 11-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RJS
bump no worries, going to post how it comes...

bump

no worries, going to post how it comes out. Smells like normal fermentation. Maybe 140F sach rest is fine as long as part of the mash was decocted.
Forum: General Techniques 11-09-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RJS
Also, the grain was added around 120F, but can...

Also, the grain was added around 120F, but can you start with cold water and direct fire all the way up?
Forum: General Techniques 11-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RJS
I remember now i didnt do a mash out, the 169F...

I remember now i didnt do a mash out, the 169F was a batch sparge.
Forum: General Techniques 11-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By RJS
First step mash on Dunkelweizen

For some reason i wanted to try a step mash. Didnt go as planned. Hit 120, 130, 140, couldnt get to sach. rest, jumped to 169 for mash out.

For each rest i pulled part of the mash for a...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-22-2012, 07:52 PM
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Posted By RJS
In

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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
ive since filled 2 barrels. been super busy...

ive since filled 2 barrels. been super busy renovating brewhouse, new stainless fermentors, stainless countertops in fermentation house, and brewing. we will see how the beers turn out in a year....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,586
Posted By RJS
any reason to not just use a refractometer?

any reason to not just use a refractometer?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-23-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
This will be the first barrel project in the...

This will be the first barrel project in the monastery since the 90's.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-23-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
Barrel Project 2011

Well, going with barrels isnt always that easy, and some barrels take some work to prepare. Unfortunately our barrels have dried out and need to swell again.

First, its time to check how loose...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
Ok, well its finished and taste's like sour...

Ok, well its finished and taste's like sour fruit.

Phase 2: Start barrel Project

Going to make 25 gallons of stout, with the wild yeast, then age it. Should be a fun project.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
Thanks for the kind words. So far the beer smells...

Thanks for the kind words. So far the beer smells fine.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-02-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
Next to a window that got direct trade winds. ...

Next to a window that got direct trade winds.

No need to fear anything about the brewing process.

I plan, if it taste's ok, on collecting.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJS
Capturing Wild Yeast: Kauai

Well, i made 12 gallons of The Pious Westvleteren 12 clone from i cant remember who.

Put 11 gallons down with #1762 and set aside a gallon, open to the air for 3 days. Its fermenting pretty good...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By RJS
IMO this part of the process is overrated for...

IMO this part of the process is overrated for beers under 1.060. I just make sure i splash a bit from kettle to bucket, attenuation numbers are normal to yeast strain and style, for me anyways. 1.060...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-01-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 891
Posted By RJS
Agreed, except i boil for a minute or two

Agreed, except i boil for a minute or two
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By RJS
Everything is fine.

Everything is fine.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By RJS
It sounds like your saying yeast cannot eat each...

It sounds like your saying yeast cannot eat each other but take other cells nutrients, is that what you mean by "culture"?

I think somewhere in my travels a lab nerd has said something similar,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-29-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By RJS
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/pious-westvleteren...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/pious-westvleteren-12-style-quad-multiple-147815/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-29-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By RJS
Its possible the first starter wasn't finished...

Its possible the first starter wasn't finished and some undissolved sugars fell out after the yeast did. Purely a wild guess, i get some layers too, then stir it up another day and everything is a...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 05-29-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By RJS
Not really sure i saw a specific name given to...

Not really sure i saw a specific name given to the beer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,896
Posted By RJS
This is a popular question. No weddings here,...

This is a popular question. No weddings here, just blessings for before and after...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,896
Posted By RJS
Revvy, thanks for the kind words. Fortunately,...

Revvy, thanks for the kind words. Fortunately, its true, bliss is a real thing here. And i also get to oversee fermentation several times a day, making sure temps are right where i want.

You lost...
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